Isaac Young Quartet

West Hartford, CT
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 Happy Sunday!

 
Everyone here in the IYQ family is extremely excited to kick off the 2013 touring year this week. This is going to be a huge year for us, so jump on board and come party with us all year long -- let's make this the year of "Bourbon Soaked Jazz." 
 
We have two big shows coming up to start off 2013 with a bang. First, we come to Anna Liffey's in New Haven on Saturday January 26th and then return to Hartford at Arch Street Tavern for our residency on January 31st. With these two gigs, we move closer and closer to the release of our new album (more details and release information coming soon). 
 
We are also doing a taping for our first television appearance on WCCT-TV for Chip's Unnamed Local Band Show.We will be talking about the new album and performing a song from it as well! Airing time and details coming soon.
 
If you haven't yet, please make sure to follow us on Twitter: @iyqband
and check us out on Facebook: www.facebook.com/iyqband
 
Here are the details about the two upcoming shows:
 
SATURDAY JAN 26TH
Anna Liffey's Pub
17 Whitney Ave. New Haven, CT
9:00pm
$3 door/ 21+
IYQ plays a 60 minute set supported by local bands Party Horse and The New Dirty
 
THURSDAY JAN 31ST
The Arch Street Tavern
85 Arch Street Hartford, CT
9:00 door
$7 adv or $10 day of show
Hot Chaos plays opening set followed by a 90 minute set from IYQ. We go on closer to 10:00pm, but make sure to come check out Hot Chaos!
 
Advance tickets are recommended, follow this link and save a few dollars: http://www.ticketfly.com/event/192043-isaac-young-quartet-hartford/
 
 
We hope to see you at one of the shows. We have plenty more coming up in the next few months. Bring your dancing shoes and we will see you soon!
 
-IYQ


PRESS

"We kind of do the jam-band circuit as well as the jazz circuit," explains Isaac Young, whose group took the Best Jazz spot at the CT Music Awards last year and has been "riding that wave of momentum" ever since. "We've been trying to blur the line for people between straight-ahead jazz, bebop, swing and everything, and the jam-band scene, like funk and danceable music and things of that nature," he says. The band never repeats a show and never plays a song the same way twice. Instead of just trading off solos like typical jazz bands, they have moments of collective improvisation in which the music takes on a life of its own. In addition to performing, everyone in the band teaches in the West Hartford / Hartford area where they're based. The group originally formed in 2006 with a different lineup, and kept mutating until they discovered the lineup and sound they've currently got. Since 2011 the core group has been: Isaac Young on sax and piano, Jesse Combs on guitar, Jon Dostou...cont  Mike Sembos, The Hartford Advocate

"The jazz world is roomy, with many corners to explore. There's the academic scene, always looking to progress the game a step or two, wary of retracing steps and just fine with alienating a few listeners, thanks. There's also smooth jazz, hugely popular with mainstream listeners and best enjoyed during trips to the dentist. Somewhere in between lurk the jam-band jazzers — purveyors of accessible, groove-oriented funk for ass-shaking and stretched-out, rock-influenced improvisations. They approach jazz with brains and libido. It will entertain the Cabernet-sipping night club set, but mostly it succeeds at animating throngs of stoned noodle-dancers. The Isaac Young Quartet, who'll open for pianist Marco Benevento at Arch Street Tavern on Thursday, wear the patchouli proudly. But it wasn't necessarily a conscious decision to seek out the jam-band scene. Continued...please click link to finish article."  Michael Hamad, The Hartford Advocate

"To say Isaac Young, a 25-year-old bandleader from New Britain, is just a jazz musician, or even just a saxophone player, isn't quite right. True, his groups — a Trio, a Quartet, a groove-jazz project called Puremotion and another called the Trio from Rio — improvise. And yes, tenor sax is Young's weapon of choice. (He also rocks a mean Rhodes piano and EWI, short for "electronic wind instrument.") If there's a conceptual thread running through his projects, however, it's rhythmic, not generic: they all groove. "If you can't dance to the music, why play it?" Young said. "If people don't get out of their chairs, what's the point?" Young's a Framingham, Mass. native and a classically trained pianist. He was playing jazz with his own band at 14. He was later a student at the University of Hartford's prestigious Jackie McLean Institute. "It was with a sense of hopeful optimism that I started pursuing the jazz thing," Young said. Continued...."  Michael Hamad, CT Advocate


UPCOMING SHOWS

POC Club South Glastonbury, CT Sat May 03 14 01:00 PM  
The Stomping Ground Putnam, CT Fri Jul 18 14 08:00 PM  
Bayside Bowl Portland, ME Fri Jul 25 14 08:00 PM  
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